Saturday, December 24, 2011

Scrapbook Savvy challenges

 Here are a few layouts I have done for challenges over at Scrapbook Savvy. First up is one I did for the November kit challenge. The criteria was to use fussy cutting, inking and dimension. I used the We Savvy kit. I won a guest designer kit and will get the Savvy Traditional Kit to have a play with and produce some pages.

This one is for Andrea's December sketch challenge.

And this one is for Sara's December Wordy challenge, which is to use either the word man or woman on the layout.


I had also done Kerryn's Manufacturer challenge, which was to used Lily Bee and layering but my layout got picked up by Scrapbooking Memories so I can't show it.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Purple Pumpkin Dec challenge

 This month's challenge at Purple Pumpkin was to do a layout using this sketch.
Here is my version using some photos of DD with Tweetie Pie at Movieworld on our recent holiday to the Gold Coast. I have used a Tweetie button, birdie button and spotty button along with some tickets and a satin flower from Purple Pumpkin.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Some layouts from last month

I was a bit slack last month uploading pages I had scrapped. Here are the one's I didn't get around to showing you.
First up is one for the Scrapbooking Top 50 Cyber crop. The criteria was to include a photo with an animal in and some chipboard.

This one was for Sara's Wordy challenge over at Scrapbook Savvy. The criteria was to include the name of the person in the photo in the title or journalling. I couldn't resist scrapping a photo of my new great nephew Curtis.

These last 3 were for the daily challenges over at The theme for these 3 were Encounters with the wild.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Purple Pumpkin Nov challenge

Here is my entry for the November challenge over at Purple Pumpkin.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A couple of sketch challenges

The first layout is for the November sketch challenge over at Handmade by Suzanne. I discovered these 2 photos in with some other PP the other day and thought they would go well with this Kaisercraft pp.

This second layout is for the November sketch challenge over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. I've used some My Minds Eye pp. The layout is about DS's health assessment task in which he had to look after a simulated baby for 24 hours. He had to respond to its cries.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Scrap the Girls Nov challange

It's a while since I blogged something scrapped.
I don't seem to have had much time for scrapping lately. I was however lucky enough to get to an Ingvild Bolme's Prima class in Ballarat last week, which was excellent.

Here is my entry for Scrap the Girls this month. The criteria was to use have pink as the dominant colour, use dots and multiple photos.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Top 50 Crafters Market

November CM Promo

by Soupie on Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:20 am

.Here is the November promo for you all...

is on again this evening. I hope to have some new goodies if I can get my act together this afternoon (trading as Krafty Koncoctions)

Note the start time of 7.30pm SA time

This means:

7.00pm - QLD

8.00pm - NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS

5.00pm - WA

6.30pm - NT.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Huge Purple pumpkin giveaway

Purple Pumpkin is having a HUGE GIVEAWAY, with not one, not two, but FOUR PRIZES up for grabs! First prize will be a $50 VOUCHER to spend at our END OF YEAR SALE on the 18th of November. Second prize will be a $25 voucher, third prize will be a $15 voucher, and fourth prize will be a $10 voucher.

Details on how to  enter can be found here

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Scrapbook Savvy Oct CC

Scrapbook Savvy had their October Cybercrop on last weekend and I managed to get 3 challenges done.
Here they are.
First up was a sketch challenge.

Anthea's challenge was to include layering, distressing and misting/paint on your layout.

Finally, Renee's challenge was to include lots of dots/spots onn your layout.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Show us your Stuff Oct challenge 1

I managed to get the sketch challenge done over at Show us your stuff.
Here is the sketch

And here is my take

I've used some goodies from Purple Pumpkin - Vinyl cog, vinyl star/circle and of course a fabric button.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Scrapbooking Top50 a little sketchy Oct CC

 I managed to get 3 of the challenges done for the October CC over at Scrapbooking Top 50. All 4 challenges were sketches with added criteria.

This was the sketch for Challenge 1 which had added criteria of doodling.

 And here is my layout.
Here is the sketch for challenge 2 which had the added criteria of using a punch.
And here is my layout.

Here is the sketch for Sue's challenge which had the added criteria of using 2 handmade objects on your page.

And here is my layout.

I apologise for the slightly wonky formatting. I'm not liking this new version of Blogger.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Out of the Hat Oct Challenge

I only seem to be doing the odd layout this month. Things seem to keep cropping up and taking up  my time or when I do have time I just can't seem to get motivated to scrap. So looking forward to December when we go to the Gold Coast for a week (Qantas willing) and hopefully I'll come back with a whole heap of new photographs to scrap.
Anyway, I managed to get this months Out of the Hat challenge done. The criteria was to scrap in complimentary colours - red/green, orange/blue or purple/yellow, use felt and a torn edge. Well I couldn't go past the purple/yellow colour combo with purple being DD's favourite colour.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scrap the Boys Oct challenge

This is my entry for the Oct challenge over at Scrap the Boys. The extra criteria was to use handmade embellishments.

I decided to do a bright layout about my boys having fun at the Royal Melbourne Show a couple of weeks ago. I have used some homemade embellishments - bottle top, cog/star embellishment at the bottom right had corner and some shop bought handmade embellishments - 2 Purple Pumpkin buttons (the 2 spotty buttons). I have used some WRMK Fun fetti pp and a mixture of alphas.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Toot toot

Well I have't got much scrapping done this week with it being school holidays. Think my mojo has taken a hike for a while. However, it has been a good week in other ways. On Monday I found out I had gained a guest design place for Purple Pumpkin some time in the next 6 months. I also won their September challenge :) Yesterday Scrapbooking Memories v.13 n.12 came out and I have not only a layout featured in it but a whole page on me in Portrait of a Scrapbooker.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch Oct 1 challenge

As soon as I saw the criteria for the first OUAS challenge this month I knew I had to do it. The journalling criteria was to writed about 2 noteworthy events that happened last week. So with Miget's operation firmly in my mind I had to do a page about it. The 2 noteworthy events about the whole business were when the vet phoned to say he had come through the surgery ok. There had been a chance he wouldn't make it and there had been a lot of tears in our household the night before and that morning. The other noteworthy event was when he started eating his apple again. That was a signal that his mouth was better and he was on the road to recovery. We still have to give him antibiotics for 6 weeks which has been another trial in itself. The first couple of days he lapped it up straight from the syringe (probably because he was so hungry and it was sore to crunch on anything). Then he decided no he didn't want it anymore. I tried force feeding him with the syringe with some success but it was really too stressful for me and Midget. So, I resorted to putting the antibiotics on bits of toast crusts (which he loves) and that seems to have done the trick. We have had no problems since then. Fingers crossed!!

As you can see the journalling ended up being the main focus of my layout. I used a mix of MME pps, a Prima flower, 2 Purple Pumpkin buttons, 2 Kaisercraft crocheted doilies and a Tim Holtz tag.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Virtual crop

A week ago had its birthday virtual crop and I managed to get some of the challenges done.
First up is a layout I did based on Kerryn's online class. I used Jillibean Soup Owl Soup pp.
My second layout was based on the sketch challenge. Used some Basic Grey Lime Rickey and Lily Bee Hello Sunshiine for this. Also a Purple Pumpkin felt flower and a Little Red Rocket bottletop.
Finally, I made a couple of birthday cards for the card challenge which was to use chipboard and a pleated border.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Scrapbooking Top 50 CC

Proper beginning of the school holidays today. Not the start we wanted. We had to take our dwarf rabbit to the vet this morning as he hasn't been eating properly. Turns out he has an absess so he's been admitted and we are to pick him up this afternoon. I think it's going to be a long day.

Anyway, back to the scrapping. My first layout was for Bel's challenge which was to use white space, flowers, bling and ribbon. I used a photo from our 2008 trip to the UK and some Basic Grey pp and Jillibean alphas.

Second one up is for Sue's challenge which was to use an outdoors photo and the quote 'Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is'. For this I used some more photos from out trip to the UK in 2008 and some Crate Paper pp, AC floral ribbon and Jillibean alphas.

The 3rd layout I completed was for Ant's challenge. This is what I was actually doing in the previous 3 layouts on my blog but I always ended up using for the other challenges. This is another UK photo. The criteria was to use white c/s as a base, use twine and use at least 3 of the colours provided. I chose pink, yellow and blue. I used some Echo Park pp and Bella Boulevard pp. Also used another of Billie's buttons.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Show Us Your Stuff Sept Challenge 2

The second SUYS challenge this month was to do a multi-photo layout, use striped paper and of course some handmade embellishments. I also had a go at the try this technique which was the felt flower in the bottom left hand corner. My other handmade embellishments include a PP spotted button, an Eye Candy rabbit button and a My Little Whimsy ladybird.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Scrap the Girls Sept Challenge

I had so much fun doing my last layout that I decided to do another one in a similar vein. This was for Scrap the Girls Sept challenge which had the criteria to use CLIPS - I used a yellow bulldog clip on the side of my photo.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Purple Pumpkin Sept Challenge

The challenge this month was to include 1 lollipop/flower, 2 doilies and 3 buttons. Here is my take: I used a green bird, pink owl and green spotty button, a pink and green doily and a blue lollipop flower. Pattern paper used was a mixture of American Craft and Bella Boulevard.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A few more layouts

Can't believe how many layouts I've done so far this month. Here are another 4.

This was for the sketch challenge over at Anna's Craft Cupboard. I used some photos from DD's footy day at school last year.

Second up is a layout done for the August kit challenge over at Scrapbook Savvy using the We Savvy Kit. I'm loving the new MME Lost and Found 2. The criteria for this challenge was to use a curved title, fussy cutting and paint.

Another layout for a Scrapbook Savvy comp. This is for Septembers Wordy challenge to use the word BIG. Found this chipboard title in my stash so thought I'd use it. Have used Crate Paper Toybox pp and accesories.

Finally, this is for another challenge at Challenge Heaven. This is for the ebony or ivory challenge which was to use black or white with orange and green and have 3 circles. I have used a couple of Billies Buttons that I bought at the Scrapbooking Top50 Crafters Market earlier this month. Also used a Limetree Creations doily.

That's it for now. Have a few more layouts to share another time.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scrapbooking Top 50 Sept challenges

I've managed to get 2 of the challenges over at Scrapbooking Top50 done already this month.

The first is for Sue's challenge which was to scrap about an important adult male in your life and the added criteria was to include at least one button and something that was non scrappy. I scrapped about DH and his love for photography. My non scrappy items were a clothes tag and a wooden frame which was a waste part of a wooden model kit DD was constructing.

My second layout is for Anthea's challenge which was to use blue and red as dominant colours on your layout. Lots of Purple Pumpkin and Chip Chop Shop goodies on this layout.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A couple of layouts

for challenges over at Challenge Heaven
This first one is for the Title challenge. You had to include the word dad or father in the title and include the extra criteria of 2 types of alpha.

The second layout is for the Theme challenge #1 which was to scrap about a ride and include the extra criteria of buttons. This is DS's first ride on a roller coaster on our first holiday with him to the UK. He looked very apprehensive. He was only 15months old. Ten years later he went on the Pepsi Max roller coaster at Blackpool which was certainly a lot faster and had a massive drop on it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Once upon a...Sketch Sept 1 sketch

Decided to have a go at the Sept 1st sketch over at Once upon a... sketch. The added criteria was to use a year as the title.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take. This is my first attempt at scrapbooking any of my wedding photos. I've used a mish mash of pp from Websters, Pink Paislee and Echo Park and also included some gates and flourishes from Kaisercraft and some bloomer ribbon from American Craft.